Dealhacker: The Cheapest Unlimited NBN Plans In Each Australian City

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The NBN might not be available everywhere, but if you live in the heart of a major Australian city you're pretty spoiled for choice. Deciding which plan to sign up for can therefore be a bit daunting. If you require lots of data at the cheapest possible price, this roundup of unlimited NBN plans will help to narrow down your selection.

The following NBN plans are for metro areas in each Australian state and territory. If you live in a rural area or a suburb that has yet to be connected to the NBN, you will obviously need to look elsewhere. The results below are for non-bundled, unlimited data plans on a 12-month contract. Bear in mind that you'll need to pay a separate line rental if you require a home phone number.

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It's also worth paying attention to the plan inclusions -- some come with a wireless modem, for example, while others require you to supply your own. Internet speed can also vary depending on the plan. (These are all Tier 1 plans, which means you're not getting wholesale access speeds of 100 Mbps download and 40 Mbps upload over NBN fibre.)

To find out more about a plan and/or sign up, you can click on the Details box in the tables below. As we've focused on the cheapest plans in each major city, you won't find the big ISP players like Telstra and iiNet on this list. Naturally, you should do some research into the quality of connections and customer service before signing up.

NSW

Victoria

Queensland

Western Australia

South Australia

ACT

Tasmania

Northern Territory


Has anyone had dealings with one of the above ISP providers? How did you find their service? Let us know in the comments!


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    Optus is worth a mention if you have a mobile phone contract - from $60 with no lock in contract

    i wish this showed speeds so we could see if any of theres were plans faster then the waste of fiber that is 12/1

      That would make it clearer, but worth noting that if you go to the details in whistleout:

      Tier 1 - 12/1 Mbps
      Tier 2 - 25/5 Mbps
      Tier 4 - 50/20 Mbps
      Tier 5 - 100/40 Mbps

      All the above deals are tier 1 though.

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    Dealhacker: The Cheapest Unlimited NBN Plans In Each Australian City for the 3 houses that can connect to it

    Would be worth including contention ratios into these comparisons, no point in getting unlimited NBN if you're one of 100 people sharing the same 100Mb uplink.

    In my experience when recently comparing NBN plans, and mobile plans, Whistleout is often out of date, and the search system seems to miss options.

    For example, TPG NBN (which I use), should be on all of those lists. But Whistleout has the wrong price listed for TPG...

      TPG 100/40 unlimited = $100/month, with phone included. For comparison their unlimited ADSL2 plan was $50, plus operating costs for the landline. Which were around $25/month.

      So $75 for ADSL2 + phone, or $10 for 100/40 plus phone... Tough choice. Go to the lower plans, its cheaper to use NBN than ADSL2.

        The plans in question here at for Tier 1, so 12/1. The cheapest unlimited TPG 12/1 NBN plan is listed as $69 a month on Whistleout, whereas on the TPG website it is $59. That is a pretty big mistake for a comparison website, and totally excludes it from these results.

        100/40 NBN is not comparable to an ADSL2+ plan... The closest comparison would be 12/1 NBN, and ADSL2+ - which one is faster depends on your ADSL speed. In this case, both plans costs $59.99 for unlimited, and include a phone line, if you want it. There isn't a seperate landline charge as you suggest, according to the TPG website.

        Even if you have an amazing ADSL2+ connection, the extra $10 a month for 25/5 NBN on TPG is well worth it for the faster upload IMO.

    "i wish this showed speeds..."

    It does show speeds

    Tier 1 speed: Up to 12Mbps download / up to 1 Mbps upload.
    Tier 2 speed: Up to 25Mbps download / up to 5 Mbps upload.
    Tier 5 speed: Up to 100Mbps download / up to 40 Mbps upload.

    Really? such a work for Tier crap? I mean Tire 1.

    What about same comparison per tier? That would be really helpful!

    In Adelaide suburbs, just got Optus last month $100 per/ mth unlimited data tier 4 speed boost getting about 45Mbps down/ 19Mbps up via WiFi connection. Including Fetch TV and EPL sports package. Good so far.

    Good to see there's no mention of Exetel despite them offering unlimited 12/1 for 59 a month.

    Not to mention unlimited 25/5 for 69 and 100/40 for 89

    Solid research

    Stay away from Australia broadband! I have had terrible issues with them. Highly contended service, worse than my tpg ADSL 2+ service. After doing research which I should have done before signing up their registered office is actually a venue for hire for functions and productions (movies, adverts etc.) The further I look the dodgier they seem!

    Dealhacker: The Cheapest Unlimited NBN Plans In Each Australian City (if you can even get it.)

    Oh hi, I fixed your headline.
    I just checked and none of the 4 places I've lived in over the last 4 years (east/southeast Melbourne) can even get NBN yet.
    Only one could even get cable net.

    Seriously lacking in providers. This is NOT a complete list. No Telstra, iiNET or Exetel etc
    My 100/40 unlimited Exetel is $89/month, don't pay more unless you get more (free Netflix etc)

    For what it's worth - if you're on an unlimited ADSL plan and are thinking of switching to the NBN, it's a good idea to ask your ISP for your usage.
    We switched from TPG to the NBN (with Exetel) and I was tossing up between unlimited and 500gb. I thought we were moderately heavy consumers (I download several games/month, a lot of our TV viewing is netflix, etc), but when I asked TPG for the logs we were well under 500gb in >90% of months.

    Most places will let you go up to a more expensive plan later, so you can save yourself a bit of coin by picking a limited plan and upgrading if/when you hit the cap.

    all these different tiers just to sucker in the consumer,it was meant to be one speed for all not this stupid system set up to screw everyone.i for one will be joining my republic 100/40 mbps unlimited+phone for $59.95 makes those 12/1 plans look sick.

    These prices are out of date now.

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